Some of the most valuable awards at the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event on October 21-23, 2022, were the prizes for the Road to the Three-Day Challenge. The Challenge started in July and ended at the Waredaca Classic in October. Novice and Training level riders had to compete in at least three of the events in the Challenge and Beginner Novice riders had to compete in at least two of the events, in addition to completing the Waredaca Classic.
At the end of the Challenge, the winning riders were: Alexa Briscoe riding her 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Zempat (Lemon Drop Kid x Sohgol) in the Training division, Stephen Fulton riding Levremont Farm Llc's 20-year-old Irish Draught mare Padi’s Celtic Measure (Mountain Pearl x Magrathea) in the Novice division, and Luba Abrams with her 15-year-old Welsh Cob gelding Huey in the Beginner Novice division. Each winning rider was awarded entries to each of the participating events for 2023.
The participating events were:
The Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials, July 30-31, 2022, organized by Jane Cory, Morgan Rowsell, and the Horse Park of New Jersey
Waredaca Farm Horse Trials, August 19-21, 2022, organized by Gretchen and Robert Butts
Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials, September 3-4, 2022, organized by Nancy Jones and the SVPC Organizing Committee
Old Tavern Horse Trials, September 24-25, 2022, organized by Max Corcoran
Morven Park Fall Horse Trials, October 5-9, 2022, organized by Hannah McSween
These events provided the ideal preparation for riders planning to compete in a USEAClassic Three-Day Event. An enormous thank you to these organizers for their participation and support of the Classic format!
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has made five rule changes which will go into effect October 1, 2023. Familiarize yourself with these rule changes below to make sure you are in compliance before heading out for your next event.
With the goal of creating a pathway for young horses in the U.S. and participants of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program, earlier this year the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and USEA joined forces to launch the USEF/USEA Developing Horse Eventing National Championships for 6- and 7-year-olds.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that Gina, owned by Corwin Sport Horses, LLC, is the likely recipient of the 2023 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. prize. Gina (Gentleman x Ballerina) is a 7-year-old Hanoverian mare ridden by Chris Talley and was bred by Hartwig Von Holten in Germany.
At the August USEA Board of Governors meeting, a proposition was brought forth to officially recognize what is commonly referred to as “Starter level” as a USEA division. For many years now, Starter level has been offered as a test at USEA approved events. The decision to recognize the level officially would allow those competing in Starter level divisions to receive recognition on the USEA Leaderboards and to compete at the Starter level at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) in the future. The motion was approved to recognize this level, and the USEA staff have been hard at work preparing all of the rules, guidelines, and standards that will go along with this level’s recognition for the 2024 season.